Ousmane Dembele: Barcelona winger sidelined for six months after surgery

Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele (left) is consoled by Lionel Messi (right) after injuring his thigh against Borussia Dortmund
Ousmane Dembele was consoled by Lionel Messi after injuring his thigh against Borussia Dortmund

Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele will be sidelined for six months after surgery on a serious hamstring tear.

The France international, 22, was on his way back to full fitness following a thigh injury when he pulled out of training last week.

Dembele has had several injuries - in both legs - since joining the La Liga champions from Dortmund in 2017.

He has played only three full matches this season, missing 63 games in all competitions at Barca through injury.

Dembele, a member of France's 2018 World Cup-winning squad, is expected to miss Euro 2020.

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